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PBS
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
outcome about money. at the end of the election it turns out that barack obama had raised a billion dollars, nearly a quarter of that in the last two months all mostly from small donors. looking ahead a little bit, what does this mean about the future of money? will it get worse, anything? >> this was a $2 billion presidential election, just an unfathomable sum. but most of the outside money which is the big question mark was on the republican side. and it did not succeed, not only in the presidential race. they came up short in a lot of senate races as well. so the question is -- how effective this money really is if it cannot be coordinated with the campaigns. one thing that we do know that it did do is it made this race a lot more negative. the numbers and the analysis really shows there was a lot more negative advertising because outside groups are not capable of putting forward the biographical or the positive schematic. they are there to attack and to tear down the opponent. >> i want to know what it means for the future. have we seen what amounts to a real alignment? do democ
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 7:30pm PST
. the re-election of obama locked in place the doubling of the gas mileage standards, new rules that are coming out on greenhouse gases, no more offshore oil drilling in new places, things that romney took a different view on. and in california there were three or four big environmental measures as well. voters in san francisco rejected overwhelmingly a measure that would have studied draining hetechi, i think setting back that movement decades, frankly. prop 37, the gm food thing, i think that sets back that movement. you know, they weren't able to make a compelling case to the public, even though they were out-spent, that genetically modified food is harmful to eat. i think that's part of the reason they lost. >> is that a victory for science or a defeat? >> we've been eating genetically modified food for 25 years, and there is not clear published in scientific journals studies showing that it's unhealthy. now, there are other problems with genetically modified food, like for example, corporations like monsanto that have owned the patent to the seeds, like drifts into organic field
PBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
tell about romney the man. the staff wanted to make the election a referendum on president obama's handling of the economy and make it all about the incumbent. the family said well no, we want to tell mitt's story, the father, businessman, governor. that tension was always there. we found out there was a documentary that was made about romney from the '08 campaign that the family liked and the staff killed. it still hasn't to this day ever been seen that showed more of mitt the man behind the scenes. >> warner: but that was because at least the strategists were concerned they didn't want to make much of his mormonism. >> that's right. the other issue with mitt romney is the more you exposed him early on in the campaign to regular people, and normal organic situations, the worse he seemed to do. so there was this odd paradox with mitt romney the candidate as he needed to make himself more human. yet every opportunity they gave for him to do so, 47%, the video being one of them, made things worse. >> warner: what was the hangup about talking about, as they did very effectively during
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
first gay married couple to appear in the new york times vows column. yet, here was obama whom you were supporting cautious, holding back, letting others take the lead, not saying anything to publicly reinforce the commitment you had made. >> i understand that politics in a democracy -- and we didn't elect a king in 2008, we elected a president. and you know, that doesn't mean that and it's also so infuriating to me when people go on about how obama really believes that the only way to do this is so bipartisan and that he's still waiting for john boehner and mitch mcconnell to become decent. of course he doesn't think that. but he knows that he's not mitt romney saying 47% of the country are people that i have nothing to do with and i don't care about. he knows that he's the president of the people of the united states which includes 47 percent ironically who voted for mitt romney. and so you know, you have to be able to say, well, why is the first african american man to run for the office of president not willing to say as he's running for president, "oh, and by the way i believe in g
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
so quickly right after another election ends. remember dough dealt with some of this after 2008 when obama was going to the senate a lot to appoint people to his cabinet, dealing with a lot of fallout then as well. sometimes it happens, when president switching terms but it's very rare to have this much political activity so soon after november 2012. >> ifill: thank you both very much. tomorrow we'll talk with christina about shifting political landscape in illinois. south carolina again and new jersey. >> brown: next, the story of a catholic priest's journey as a doctor ministering through 25 years of haiti's recent history. fred de sam lazaro has the latest in our "agents for change" series. a version of this report aired on the pbs program, "religion and ethics newsweekly." >> brown: for 25 years, father rick, defined and redefined through crisis and even catastrophe. he came to this impoverished caribbean nation in 1987 after a few years in mexico and honduras to expand the mission of his catholic religious order. >> we came in fact to set up what we do everywhere, which is home
PBS
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
as buying the election. so in order for him to have gone toe-to-toe with obama at that point in time he would have had to use his own money and that wasn't even broached in the campaign. >> warner: one of the most fascinating things i saw here was you both said probably the biggest strategic blunder they made, the romney people made was not to launch a really robust campaign, to explain to him as a man. what explained that? >> there was a constant tension between the candidate's family and his staff in terms of how much to tell about romney the man. the staff wanted to make the election a referendum on president obama's handling of the economy and make it all about the incumbent. the family said well no, we want to tell mitt's story, the father, businessman, governor. that tension was always there. we found out there was a documentary that was made about romney from the '08 campaign that the family liked and the staff killed. it still hasn't to this day ever been seen that showed more of mitt the man behind the scenes. >> warner: but that was because at least the strategists wer
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
would have been worried if mitt romney had been elected because he would have appointed non- regulators. but i think the people in place under president obama who helped write the law believe in it. the common theme in the bill, as i saw it, was to say to a great extent, people who make decisions that are risky, which should be done in the business community, will not be able to escape the consequences of poor decisions because that way they'll make better ones. >> reporter: failures, regrets. >> yeah. i should have voted for the first iraq war. george bush did that one very well. i'd been skeptical. i was afraid that george bush was going to treat the first iraq war the way his son treated the second. in the housing area, i was late- - along with a lot of other people-- to see the housing bubble, but that didn't affect the actions. >> reporter: so you told me once when i asked you this question that you had a regret about when you came out, i think it was, or your general posture with respect to homosexuality and the timing of it. >> no. i wish i could have come out earlier
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
his house seat has left a wide ownen political fight in his wake. >> there will be a special election to fill his house seat which is the second district on the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so from president obama's home. this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of the south side of chicago, sub urban parts. and rural farmland on the southern tip of the district. and such a diverse geography means the field is very diverse. a whole lot of candidates, seven pretty well known names in chicago politics are running right now. that number could increase. when the petitions come in to file for the race in a week or two. >> ifill: i have to ask you this because it seems for a long time jesse, jr. had in problems. either legal or health problems. and maybe people have been positioning themselves for a while for this race. has that been going on even before he said he was going to drop out? >> absolutely. there's no shortage of ambitious politicians in chicago. i'll use the former congressman, for example, she is running in this special elec
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